Friday, 7 November 2014

Free Wirework Jewellery Tutorials

Good news!... We have a warm house again - woohoo!
Bad news...The house is still not completely back to normal yet... but then I am taking the opportunity to do a little (extremely late or, as I like to think of it, very early) spring cleaning and sorting whilst everything is in disarray. At least I've just about put every room to rights except my studio (otherwise known as the dining room, lol), which admittedly is somewhat frustrating, but at the same time understandable if you could see the amount of important craft materials (or 'stuff/junk' as others call it) that I have in there. At least I should have more space in there now seeing as I spent last Friday moving the last of my brother's furniture (an armchair and dining room table) from our house to his :), hence why I didn't get a chance to blog last week. :(

So, as I still haven't quite cleared my desk to be able to photograph the latest ideas I've got for some last minute crafty Christmas pressies I thought I'd do a little more surfing the digital waves for some wirework jewellery inspiration and free tutorials for anyone interested. has a great intro to wirework eg. which wire gauges to use for which technique.
Domestic Diva has some great projects with photo step-by-steps to get you started.
Spoilt Rotten Beads retail website also has some free projects and jewellery instructions that might be of interest such as this nest ring.
Theresa's 'Flight Fancy' blog page has instructions for this wire wrap woven pendant which is rather lovely and will introduce you to wire wrapping if you've never done it before.
Last but not least, here's a spiral wire ring from Zoraide and her website Art-Z Jewelry. You'll find instructions for other projects on her blog pages too, not to mention, a whole heap of inspiration in her assorted galleries.

Jewellery Maker tv has assorted free jewellery video tutorials, including wirework ones and you'll find further inspiration on the facebook pages of some of their designers such as Alison Tarry and Laura Binding.

If you have a certain amount of experience already you may be interested in some inspiration for your own projects. In which case you may be interested in...
Abby Hook and her beautiful wirework jewellery pieces. She also has tutorials available for purchase as well as 6 free ones you can request to be emailed to you.

And of course this list would not be complete without mentioning the amazing Rachel Norris...
Not only can you find Rachel Norris on Jewellery Maker tv and Facebook but she's also in Beads & Beyond Magazine this month. Rachel's work is truly stunning and she has some Tutorial DVDs available for purchase.

And as always, don't forget to check out Pinterest...just search for wirework jewelry tutorials and you're bound to find at least one or two tutorial links of interest to you.

Happy wrapping...(and not the paper kind... at least not quite yet, eh!?)

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